Wolters Kluwer Partners with American Nurses Foundation and Penn Nursing on Mobile PTSD Toolkit App

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wolters
Kluwer
, a leading global provider of information and point of
care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced the release
of a mobile version of the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) toolkit
from the
American
Nurses Foundation
(ANF) and the University
of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
(Penn Nursing). Developed
by
Lippincott
Solutions
, the free mobile app is designed to help nurses and
other healthcare professionals gain rapid access to trusted PTSD
information to support and inform care decisions.

PTSD is a serious mental disorder resulting from exposure to direct or
indirect threat of death, serious injury or physical violence, including
sexual violence. According to the National Center for PTSD, part of the
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), approximately 8 million adults
suffer from PTSD. It is a particularly significant mental health issue
among veterans; more than 533,700 veterans with a primary or secondary
diagnosis of PTSD received treatment through VA medical facilities in
2013.

“The PTSD Toolkit was designed to simplify the process of helping the
nation’s veterans and military service members by making it easier for
nurses and other clinicians to obtain trusted information and support
tools,” said Kate Judge, Executive Director of the ANF. “A mobile
version of the toolkit aligns with our mission to eliminate
misinformation about PTSD and connect clinicians with the clinical
references and training resources they need to make the best treatment
decisions for their patients.”

Developed by ANF and Penn Nursing in response to Joining Forces, a
nationwide initiative launched in 2011 by First Lady Michelle Obama and
Dr. Jill Biden to support service members, veterans, and their families,
the PTSD
Toolkit
is a self-directed e-learning program designed to teach or
reinforce nurses’ knowledge about the treatment of veterans with PTSD.
It includes simulation tools based on real case studies that are
designed to test treatment skills and practice interventions.

“PTSD is a complex disorder that is often accompanied by other equally
devastating issues such as depression, anxiety, chronic pain,
relationship problems, and substance abuse that can impact timely and
accurate diagnosis,” said Jayne Marks, Vice President, Publishing,
Wolters Kluwer, Health Learning, Research and Practice. “The PTSD
Toolkit in app form provides nurses and other clinicians who work with
patients who have or may have PTSD with immediate access to reliable
information and simulations to help with diagnosis and treatment.”

The app version of the toolkit streamlines clinical workflows related to
the care of PTSD patients. It helps improve care quality by providing
clinicians with mobile access to valuable insight into the disorder, as
well as a step-by-step process for diagnosing PTSD and the ability to
request additional information that can be shared with others.

The PTSD Toolkit App has been enhanced with nine topics from Lippincott
Solutions, including Alcohol Withdrawal Management, Reality Orientation,
Suicide Precautions, Family Therapy and Depression or Hostility
Monitoring and Precautions. A series of comprehensive, integrated
software applications from Wolters Kluwer that helps organizations make
evidence actionable at the bedside, Lippincott Solutions includes
advanced online workflow technology, current evidence-based clinical
information, and professional development tools for the practicing nurse.

Available for Android™ and iOS platforms, the app is available for
download from Google
Play
and the Apple
Store
, or visit www.LippincottSolutions.com/PTSD.

About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer is a global leader in
professional information services. Professionals in the areas of legal,
business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance and
healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer’s market leading information-enabled
tools and software solutions to manage their business efficiently,
deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic
world.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2014 annual revenues of €3.7 billion. The group
serves customers in over 170 countries, and employs over 19,000 people
worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the
Netherlands. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam
(WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters
Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The
ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

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About the American Nurses Foundation
The American
Nurses Foundation
 (ANF) is the charitable and philanthropic arm of
the American
Nurses Association
 (ANA), the only full-service professional
organization representing the interests of the nation’s 3.4 million
registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations
and its organizational affiliates. The Foundation supports programs that
transform the nation’s health through the power of nursing.

About The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
The University
of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
is one of the world’s leading
schools of nursing and is ranked the #1 graduate nursing school in the
United States by U.S. News & World Report. Penn Nursing is consistently
among the nation’s top recipients of nursing research funding from the
National Institutes of Health and prepares nurse scientists and nurse
leaders to meet the health needs of a global society through research,
education, and practice.

For more information about Penn Nursing, visit www.nursing.upenn.edu,
follow @PennNursing
and @PennNursingDean
on Twitter, like us on Facebook
and Instagram,
and follow us on LinkedIn.

Contacts

For Wolters Kluwer:
Connie Hughes, +1 646-674-6348
Director,
Corporate Communications
Health Learning, Research & Practice
Connie.Hughes@wolterskluwer.com
or
Ellen
Robinson, +1 646-674-6636
Public Relations Assistant
Health
Learning, Research, & Practice
Ellen.Robinson@wolterskluwer.com
or
For
American Nurses Foundation:

Veronica Byrd, +1 301-628-5057
Director,
Public Relations
American Nurses Association
Veronica.Byrd@ana.org
or
For
Penn Nursing:

Ed Federico, +1 215-746-3562
Associate
Director of Communications
University of Pennsylvania School of
Nursing
efed@nursing.upenn.edu